Streamlining School Site Access: A Talk with the MyFilmLA Project Team

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Streamlining Schools Site Access in MyFilmLA

Late last year, FilmLA introduced a major update to its MyFilmLA customer portal. For the first time, filmmakers gained the ability to apply for school filming licenses online. The old way of doing things, requiring work in separate systems to obtain a license and valid permit, created numerous challenges. Now that the two processes are integrated, and all permissions coordinated … Read More

FilmLA Updates Ongoing Study of Sound Stage Development and Production

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Soundstage Study 2022

Availability Expands as LA, Major Competitors Add New Stage Infrastructure Today, FilmLA issued its sixth Sound Stage Study, updating its ongoing survey of Los Angeles area studio developments, and releasing new stage occupancy and use data for calendar year 2022. FilmLA’s report is made possible by a unique data-sharing partnership with 17 participating studio operators, who by entrusting FilmLA with … Read More

DPW Introduces New Express Flood Film Scouting Permit

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Express Flood Film Scouting Permit Flyer

The flood control system that protects the residents of Los Angeles County is the largest municipally owned flood control system in the world, providing the backbone of flood control for the entire Los Angeles basin, the San Fernando, San Gabriel and Santa Clarita Valleys. The Los Angeles County Flood Control District controls and conserves flood, storms, and other wastewaters. The … Read More

Presidents’ Day Permit Deadlines

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Production Alert FilmLA

FilmLA, the City and the County of Los Angeles, as well as the other jurisdictions we serve, will be closed on Monday, February 19th in observance of the Presidents’ Day Holiday. Please contact Solution Services at with any questions. Please note that all permits are due by 10am on the date listed below (listed by earliest due date). The deadlines … Read More

Season of Strikes Leaves LA Filming Near Lowest-Ever Levels

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FilmLA 2023 Q4 YTD Film Production Report

FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions – today issued an update regarding regional filming activity. The conclusion of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA work actions on September 27 and November 9, respectively, came too late for production to pick up by year’s end. Local on-location filming declined steeply in the fourth … Read More